This year’s Cultivate Your Year Live online event was filled with goal setting, laughter, tears, dancing, encouraging words and more. About 2,000 people signed up to jump right in and prepare for 2021. After this year, who doesn’t want to the turn the page and have a fresh start!
Led by Lara Casey and members of the Cultivate What Matters team, the event was created to help you set yourself up for success by walking you through the Power Sheets prep work. The prep work, in case you are not familiar, refers to the section that comes before the monthly goal setting pages in the planner. Digging in and doing the work helps eliminate the guesswork and anxiety often associated with goal setting. It also gives you the confidence to move forward and take action on what matters most.
Let’s take a look at some of the best tips and takeaways from the event:
BEST TIPS FOR DOING THE PREP WORK
Whether you are a seasoned goal setter or a newbie, doing the annual prep work in the Power Sheets always seems to overwhelm so many of us. Being in community with like-minded people, at the event, helps you push through and support one another. If you were not able to attend the live event, but did purchase the Power Sheets, the new Goal School is an amazing resource to help guide and motivate you through the process. There is a video series to help you get started.
Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind:
✨ Just start! Something you have heard so many times before but is still true. You can go back later and make adjustments and refresh
✨ Don’t be afraid to make a mess, it’s doesn’t have to be pretty. Goal setting works best when you dig down deep to uncover what matters most.
✨ There are no right answers, there are no wrong answers – only your truth.
✨ Using stickers draws attention to things and triggers your brain to focus on it.
✨ Areas with lower life evaluation scores leave the most room for opportunity, growth and change.
✨ Take breaks, especially if you are doing it all in one day. Writing out all your thoughts and feelings can be a bit draining but so worth it.
BEST TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR VISION BOARD
Vision boards are a great way to have a tangible roadmap to where you are going. It’s a visual way to keep your eye on the prize, so to speak. Fill it with images that you relate to most and want to have present in your year ahead.
Here are some helpful thoughts to keep in mind:
✨ It’s not about the pictures – it’s about the purpose. Choose pictures that speak to your why and what’s important
✨ Create a board for you – not for Instagram
✨ Make the pictures encouraging and not discouraging. It should motivate you to take action not make you feel less than.
✨ Schedule some time to be intentional about your board but don’t put too much pressure on yourself to make it perfect
✨ Get creative with stickers, colors, pictures, quotes and more. You Do You!
✨ Keep it visible in as many places so it can be a reminder of where you are going
BEST TAKEAWAYS FROM THE EVENT
It’s important to make sure your mind and heart are aligned when setting your goals and intentions for the new year ahead. If you know Team Cultivate then you know the day was filled with many encouraging words and “FIRE UP” moments to jumpstart your goal setting journey.
Here are some of our favorite takeaways for you to think on:
✨ Focus on the purpose not just the plans
✨ Live in the now, not in regrets about the past or fear of the future
✨ Make space in your heart and mind for what’s to come
✨ Changing your limiting beliefs can change the course of your life
✨ Living with less makes us grateful for what we have
✨ Dreams become decisions when you cultivate them
✨ Comparison is the thief of EVERYTHING be mindful of where it shows up in your life
Team Cultivate shared some exciting news for what’s to come as we look ahead into 2021.
✨ January 16th at 1:00 pm – How To Plan Your Year – FREE class with Lara Casey to take your next step after the prep work
✨ T.E.N.D. Video Course coming soon inside Goal School
✨ Goal School Premium coming this spring. A monthly membership filled with mentors to help encourage you to reach your biggest goals.
Take the time to do the work – your future self will thank you.